The General Theory of Set Valued Semidynamical Systems

Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 158)


A set-valued mapping or correspondence, ө: rr is defined along with a family of correspondences, parameterized by t, in the following manner:
$$ {{\theta }^{0}}(X): = X $$
$$ {{\theta }^{t}}(X): = \theta ({{\theta }^{{t - 1}}}(X))\quad \forall t\varepsilon {{{\rm N}}_{ + }} $$
where x ∈r: Q × P. Hence Θt is the formal solution of the set valued difference equation Xt+1. Since Θ is a USC, Θt is a USC for all t ∈ N+ when Θ(X) =UX∈X Θ{X}. The family of correspondences {Θt|t ∈ N+ forms a semigroup of operators, for Θ0 is an identity operator, and for all r, s ∈ N+ and × ∈ r. Θrs(X}}=Θr+s. The value of Θt(X) is the set in which motion starting in the set X will be located after the duration of length t. This semigroup is analogous to the single valued solution of a difference or differential equation in single valued systems where, for each t, an initial condition corresponding to X is mapped to some other position in the state space. For such single valued systems, {Θt} is a set of continuous mappings.


Accumulation Point Global Attractor Strong Attractor Closed Mapping Weak Attractor 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Modelling Research Group, Department of EconomicsUniversity of Southern CaliforniaUniversity Park, Los AngelesUSA

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